This post was most recently updated on January 12th, 2018
There’s a lot of buzz these days about the current education system.
Almost everyday we hear about it’s flaws and it’s inability to train childrens who will be our future. But while everyone’s complaining about our education system, there are also lots of good things happening which is beyond our imagination.
Many initiatives are being taken by young creative entrepreneurs who are really passionate about changing the education system.
But these are only in majority. Majority of students are still studying as per traditional education system which no longer serves the purpose of education and is just involved in making a good business out of it.
Our current education system is not able to transform itself in a way this world is changing and it’s difficult to bring this massive and instant change suddenly.
But there is a better solution.
Mahatma Gandhi said,” Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
And this quote perfectly explains what we as an individual should do if we are to complain our current education system.
Blaming and complaining is never going to change anything though it can bring results faster.
But apart from that, what we can do is change our attitude towards education.
Below quotes about our education system will help you understand what real education is so that you learn not to pass the exam but to LIVE.
Education was supposed to give us real knowledge and meaning about living a life. But unfortunately, these days, it’s just about going to school and getting a degree.
Students are just attending schools and colleges to remember the textbooks which they aren’t even sure will help them in future, getting a certificate of paper and then wondering why they aren’t getting good jobs or even more important, why do they lack any purpose in life?
The reason is we never spend time studying whats important.
The world is a beautiful place and the most important lessons I have learned in life are through travelling to distant places and meeting new people.
But as we grow up, majority of us stop travelling and get confined to cubicles and same city for years.
We stop travelling as if it costs lots of money. But the real truth is that, travelling costs much lesser than schools and colleges and teaches much more than we could ever imagine.
The perspective and understanding you get about life through travelling will get you far more than any textbook can take you.
Students these days answer that they want to work for major corporation or MNC after graduation. Rarely they say about doing a work that changes a society in a better way or building something that creats jobs for someone.
It’s no surprise that after few years of graduation, they feel lost without a clear purpose and direction in their life.
Parents are found constanly criticizing their children for getting less marks in exam. However, they forget that the era in which their children were born is completely different from the time when the parents studied.
Today, 20% of job titles are new which didn’t exist few years back and this figure is going to increase very rapidly in coming years. Your credentials won’t matter 10 years from now.
As a parent, our main responsibility should be to accept our child as they are, and encourage their unique talents rather than criticizing their flaws.
All children are creative. The problem is remaining creative when you grow up.
We have this well designed system where everyone is judged based on same criteria. However, we forget that every child and their learning ability is different.
If you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, she’ll spend her whole life thinking herself as stupid.
No matter how much you study or how much knowledge you gather, if you don’t take action, nothing will help you succeed.
This is the same reason we see less educated people getting ahead of more educated ones because the former are action oriented. They take massive action.
We are never taught the importance of taking action. This skill alone is enough to make people happy and succeed in life if taught in school.